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The 300 Challenge supporting Youth Mental Health

June 05, 2019

The 300 Challenge supporting Youth Mental Health

 

Early this year Chris woke up with a goal in mind. On his 30th birthday he wanted to complete 300km in a day. 

After a few years of struggling to find his feet with depression and self worth, He decided to turn his life around and get back into fitness. 

 

David was a friend of a friend and the boys had never meet until Dave reached out about stand up paddling late last year.

From there the bond grew and the boys trained hard but with no real goal in mind. 

Dave had competed in quite a few triathlons and Chris decided to give them ago too. 

The two of them were non-stop. They both work full time in the construction industry and would send back-to-back work out ideas or where they’d be paddling or riding every day. 

 

The morning Chris woke up with the 300km in a day idea, he message Dave straight away and asked if he’d be keen to tackle this monster. With a simply reply “yes” the boys had a goal, but didn’t know how to train or organise an event so big. 

 

All they knew was they’d set it up like a triathlon. So on the 8th of June the boys will be completing a 225km ride from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay and back.

Then they’ll head off on a 5km ocean swim from Coolangatta to Bilinga, here’s where they have added a different discipline prone paddle boarding. They’ll head off on a 40km paddle from Bilinga to the broad water.

The last and final leg of the 300km is a 30km run from the Spit back home to Palm Beach.

 

After many discussions back and forth the boys decided to raise awareness for mental health, as its been such a big issue in both their lives. 

They reached out to headspace Meadowbrook and worked with them to make a fund to help the youth. 

They believe that’s where it can make the biggest difference helping the youth of Australia and breaking the stigma. 

If you would like to donate or find out more information regarding youth mental health please contact Headspace National Youth and Mental Health Foundation at

https://headspace.org.au/